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Harrielady Wed 27-Sep-17 19:23:43

What the actual fuck?! I have just joined mumsnet and can say I will be leaving it after the negativity I've experienced. I joined expecting women helping women.
Women encouraging other women. Whether that's with their children, their marriage or their careers?! 'Insta mums' are mums who have decided a career in instagramming! And why the fuck not?! Before you ask no I am not an insta mum. Not that I wouldn't want to be - I just can't be bothered to tidy. But they do! They make their homes beautiful and enjoy decorating and showing their efforts off. Other women are inspired and they can bring many other women joy and happiness. Who are you bringing joy and happiness too? Going into the internet and plastering negative energy and bitter comments is not helpful, not nice and not at all fucking productive! You bitch about these women spending their days cleaning and shopping and not 'caring for thier kids' but how are you fucking idiots any better?!? Your too busy slagging off other hard working women to get your kicks. It's sad. Pathetic and downright bullying.
Something's that have been posted have hurt 'insta mums' and have caused upset - what have they actually done to you?? You are no better than the disgusting internet trolls who target celebrities or others who are slightly better looking or better off than yourselves. Get a grip.

OhBondageUpYours Wed 27-Sep-17 19:28:55

Thanks for stopping by.

MadMags Wed 27-Sep-17 19:30:10

Thank you for your visit??

Harrielady Wed 27-Sep-17 19:30:59



WhooooAmI24601 Wed 27-Sep-17 19:31:21

I gave my 6 year old a giant gingerbread man after school tonight and it gave him the most joy and happiness he'd ever had. That's who I give joy and happiness to, so that's a little rude of you.

If you're going to flounce after one thread, you're likely going to be better off going over to Netmums where they bring one another joy every hour on the hour.

katiegg Wed 27-Sep-17 19:31:40

I think you may have missed the point of the 'instamum' threads....

PatMullins Wed 27-Sep-17 19:32:08


toolonglurking Wed 27-Sep-17 19:32:38

Well, you are charming!

NamasteTheFuckAwayFromMe Wed 27-Sep-17 19:33:54


MaryPoppinsPenguins Wed 27-Sep-17 19:34:20

This isn't going to go well...

But I do agree with you. The insta mums thread is a particular low point.

Harrielady Wed 27-Sep-17 19:34:57

If that's what gives you joy then that's fabulous and I'm pleased for you! Everyone should feel happy and be supported by other women.
Some comments that have been made are pure bullying. I don't believe anyone should slag off anyone for doing something they enjoy. Especially when it isn't hurting you in any way.

DillyDilly Wed 27-Sep-17 19:35:36

What are you on about ??

And if you do actually follow a lot of Instamums, you'll have noticed that not all their houses are beautifully decorated - far from it !!

Close the door gently on your way out.

ChicRock Wed 27-Sep-17 19:35:36

Do you know what gives me joy? When people leave a space between paragraphs.

Notthatwittyreally Wed 27-Sep-17 19:37:02

did you join just to tell us off? 😥

ObviousChild Wed 27-Sep-17 19:38:23

*some things

elland Wed 27-Sep-17 19:42:27

What an ironic post

NamasteTheFuckAwayFromMe Wed 27-Sep-17 19:42:33

So you've joined up to tell us that we're all bullies by insulting and bullying us?

FYI I'm not on Instagram, don't know or care about 'insta mummies' but if you're one of them then I'll carry on in my ignorance thanks.

BigApple11 Wed 27-Sep-17 19:44:44

See ya biscuit

MarcelineTheVampire Wed 27-Sep-17 19:46:32

hmm The instamum thread was very active some 3 weeks ago- rather late to the party OP.

ExCoffeeAddict Wed 27-Sep-17 19:48:26

Ironic really- you think all "mumsnetters" feel the same about a certain group (instamums) and so have generalised that all mumsnetters are bullies.

Wide range of people on here with varying views but hey honey if you can't stand the vipers stay outta the nest see ya

LalaLeona Wed 27-Sep-17 19:49:12

I agree some of the women on the instamums thread sounded a bit bitter and sad! One post was very telling. Someone said she enjoyed watching insta videos of somebody else's toddler saying I love you and being all cute and compared him to her own less loving and demonstrative toddler. This for me sums up people that are obsessed with instagram they watch it and it makes them feel shit about their own lives, they even compare their own poor kids to ones they've only seen a clip of on screen..but they still keep on watching. Such stupidity.

TabbyMumz Wed 27-Sep-17 19:50:32

What an insulting post. You have come on here insulting everyone whether they have been involved in the instamum post or not? So basically tarring everyone with the same brush.

PointingandStaring Wed 27-Sep-17 19:50:54

Every one will just take the piss with an op like that. And pull apart your spelling and grammar.

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 27-Sep-17 19:53:56

Some comments that have been made are pure bullying. I don't believe anyone should slag off anyone for doing something they enjoy. Especially when it isn't hurting you in any way.

Are those Instamums not encouraging a certain level of jealousy and keeping-up and competitive parenting? Are they not showing off their fake lives which are engineered and tweaked to look ever-so-perfect? If Instamums were genuine, honest and forthright about their lives, their families, their employment and their sponsorship I imagine there'd be less vitriol. How much enjoyment is someone bringing to the world by declaring "I made my kids boats from Birds Eye chicken breasts, look how awesome I am whipping this up inside 12 minutes while my be-deungareed-offspring smile admiringly at the shite deliciousness I'm whipping up for them.

If you genuinely believe sisterhood is us fawning over Instamums, that's your prerogative. Just as it's others prerogatives to think Instamums peddle bullshit.

As for 'it's not hurting anyone' you're right. It's not. But it sure as shit isn't making other women feel good about themselves.

GodIsDead Wed 27-Sep-17 19:55:32

You’re bonkers.

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